Monday -- good mail day

Get thee to thine mailbox and look inside, woman!
All right, I'm paraphrasing, but that's essentially what my girl Tally told me to do in yesterday's email. Here's the big news:

"Dear Contributor:
Congratulations! Quayside Publishing's book Good Mail Day by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler in which your work appears has been published. A complimentary copy will be mailed to you as soon as stock arrives at our warehouse...."

Tally and I had swapped postcards for a few months, just to keep up with each other in a fun way. Loose deadline of about a month for each postcard, no other rules, just us. If I remember correctly, one of her favorites I sent her was the one where all my friends lived on the same street.

Then Tally noticed the call for art for Good Mail Day. Since we were talking about other publishing-related stuff, she asked if I'd be interested in sending a couple of our postcards. So we made haste, made the deadline, and mostly forgot about it.

Meanwhile, Quayside was busy shooting our stuff. I know for sure we're on page 102. Wonder how many times the photographer had to reposition my merman card to avoid the glare. Ha!

You'll also see other contributors whose names you might recognize: Stephanie Hilvitz, Lisa Engelbrecht, Holly Stinnett, and of course Tally.

And now I get the marvelous letter that starts up the party music in my head. If you were here, I'd play "Shake, Shake, Shake, Senora" for you.

One last thing: if you like what you see in the book, please write a five-star review of the book on Amazon. Only the five-star reviews boost the book's ranking. (Who knew?) So the more great reviews, the more books they print, the more we all get to have a good mail day.
Posted on September 14, 2009 and filed under "I'm published", "personal art", "postcard swap".